Trump Weighs Role For Elon Musk In New Term

Former President Donald Trump is reportedly considering tech mogul Elon Musk as a part of a potential second term in the White House. This would mark the second time that the two would work together and came as Musk has increasingly become involved in American politics.

Trump and Musk have reportedly been in contact for months. They also speak several times a month, according to the Wall Street Journal. Musk also started an effort to convince business leaders not to support President Joe Biden in the fall election.

The tech and political leaders met in March, but Trump did not say what occurred.

“I’ve helped him when I was president. I helped him. I’ve liked him,” Trump said.

It is not clear what role exactly Musk would be expected to serve in under a new Trump White House.

After purchasing Twitter, which he renamed X, the Tesla founder held a vote on whether or not the former president should have his account unlocked. Trump’s profile had been suspended by the previous Twitter leadership following the protests of Jan. 6, 2021.

The former president received his account back but has posted sparingly. Instead, he has been posting on his own social media network, Truth Social.

Musk also unsuspended a number of right-wing accounts. He also opened the company’s archives to journalist Matt Taibbi, who wrote about potential left-wing bias among the former owners in the ‘Twitter Files.’

The X owner has increasingly sided with the Republican Party in recent years. He previously described himself as left of center and a former supporter of former President Barack Obama.

However, last year he wrote on his platform that he was leaning toward supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for president.

Since then Musk has tweeted and retweeted a number of conservative messages and used his account to amplify right-of-center influencers.

This would be the second time that Musk would work under Trump. He was a part of an advisory board to the president during his first term, but stepped down in 2017 over concerns about climate change.